Events

Visit the Ward Brothers Workshop

Saturday, August 19, 12 to 3 p.m.  Stop in for an opportunity to see first-hand the historic workshop and barbershop where the renowned artists Steve and Lem Ward created their famous decoys.

Locals Appreciation Day

Friday, August 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Complimentary admission to the J. Millard Tawes Museum for all Somerset County residents!  Admission includes the exhibit hall, the Crab Shanty and Waterman’s Pavillion.

Dock Day

Saturday, September 30, 12 to 4 p.m.  A waterfront festival celebrating the history and fishing culture of the Chesapeake.  Highlights include in-water boats, great local food, children’s activities, educational demonstrations and live music.  Admission is free.

Creatures of the Bay Program

Presented each Wednesday throughout July and August at 11:30 a.m.  Meet some wildlife from the bay up close and learn about how a crab shanty works through our interactive Crab Shanty exhibit.  Creatures may include blue crabs, spider crabs, oyster toads, pufferfish, burrfish, flounder and oysters.  Free with museum admission.

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Crafternoon for Kids Series

Thursday afternoons from July 27 to August 17, 1 to 3 p.m.  Drop in at the Tawes Museum to learn about an aspect of the museum’s collection and do a fun craft project to take home.  No pre-registration is needed.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  $1 donation per child is requested.

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Performance of “The Waterman’s Daughter”

Saturday, July 29, 8:30 p.m.  Join us for this 45 minutes performance that brings to life the true story of Lilyan Stratton Corbin and the Crisfield oyster boom through song, letters and dramatic narrative.  Presented outside the J. Millard Tawes Museum in partnership with the Somerset County Arts Council and the Lower Shore Performing Arts Council.  Admission is free.

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